Land Rover Range Rover Review
The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover ranks 3 out of 10 Luxury Large SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Land Rover Range Rover, as well as reliability and safety data.
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Test drivers say the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover is a fantastic off-road SUV with great on-road handling and powerful engines. Many auto writers say anyone looking for an opulent five-seat SUV should give it a look.
The Land Rover Range Rover is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine that test drivers agree makes it a very fast SUV. For anyone who wants more power, a supercharged V8 is optional. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, and critics are pleased with its quick shifts and ability to downshift for added power when necessary. Fuel economy, at 14/20 mpg city/highway, is a little low for the class. Test drivers are impressed with the Range Rover’s nimble handling on pavement, especially considering its incredible off-road capability. Auto reviewers say the Range Rover’s steering doesn’t give the driver much feedback, but they say that its brakes offer good stopping power.
Most test drivers are impressed with the Range Rover’s interior fit and finish, and tend to like its tasteful and modern design. The five-seat Range Rover has less overall cargo space than many other luxury large SUVs, but many of these rivals have larger cabins to accommodate a third row of seats, which the Range Rover lacks. The Range Rover’s numerous standard features include a 13-speaker stereo, USB inputs, navigation, Bluetooth, tri-zone climate control and a backup camera. Available features include a 19- or 29-speaker stereo, a surround camera system, a rear-seat entertainment system and four-zone climate control. Of the Range Rover’s notable features, some critics say the touch-screen controls for the stereo can be needlessly complicated, although most agree that the stereo systems, especially either of the optional systems, deliver very rich and dynamic sound.
- "Few SUVs can come close to matching the Range Rover's combination of good driving dynamics, luxurious accommodations, superb off-road ability, and country-club curb appeal. None of that comes cheap, however, as this is one of the most expensive SUVs around. Most buyers probably don't need all the Range Rover has to offer, and as such, will likely find better value elsewhere." -- Consumer Guide
- "The 2013 Range Rover is lighter, nimbler, more technologically advanced, and even more comfortable and capable than its predecessor. Simply put, it's the best Range Rover yet." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Like its predecessor, the redesigned 2013 Land Rover Range Rover is a plush, powerful SUV that offers more off-road capability than most owners will ever need. It remains the ultraluxury SUV benchmark." -- Cars.com
Other SUVs to Consider
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class doesn’t have quite the off-road prowess of the Range Rover, but reviewers love its refined on-road handling and range of strong engine choices. The GL has more seats than the Range Rover, and reviewers love its high-quality interior.
The 2013 Toyota Land Cruiser is also regarded as a great luxury large SUV for off-roading, and it offers a third row of seats, which may make it a better choice for some over the Range Rover. The Land Cruiser earns high marks for its comfortable, luxurious interior, and also has a higher reliability score than the Range Rover.
Details: 2013 Land Rover Range Rover
The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover seats five and has standard full-time four-wheel drive. A 5.0-liter V8 is standard, while a supercharged V8 is optional. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard with either engine. The Range Rover comes in four trims: base, HSE, Supercharged and Autobiography. Each trim adds interior and technology features, as well as some upgrades to interior materials.